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Toyota stops donations to Republicans who opposed election certification




The decision to support the selection of these members of Congress has “disturbed some stakeholders.” Toyota (TM) he said in a Press release Thursday. “Right now, we have decided to stop contributing to members of Congress who challenged the certification of certain states in the 2020 elections.”

Toyota took the step after the Lincoln Project, a Republican-led PAC formed in opposition to Donald Trump, posted a video ad attacking the Japanese carmaker to give lawmakers who voted 6 January and failed to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory.

In the video, one narrator says, “The democratic free market system in the United States has been good for companies like Toyota for a long time. So why would Toyota support politicians who tried to overthrow a system that has been so profitable? ”

Toyota says its bipartisan PAC supports Democrats and Republicans running in Congress and that by 2021, “the vast majority” of its contributions went to lawmakers from both parties who “supported the certification of 2020 elections “.

Shortly after the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, dozens of corporations, including American Express, BlueCross BlueShield, Amazon, Walmart and Marriott, suspended donations to the 147 Republicans who opposed the Electoral College votes.